Bridging Forward is an innovative program designed to reduce poverty rather than manage it.
With Bridging Forward there is a clear starting line, a clear pathway, and a clear finish. Agencies and programs work together and are paid to get people over this finish line. In Bridging Forward, participants work with a Prosperity Coach and prioritize the significant issues that must be addressed on their road to Prosperity.
Bridging Forward was created in response to the Community Impact Network and over 100+ community members identifying poverty as a significant issue for the community.
This was well-matched by United Way of South Central Nebraska’s interest in moving to a more transformative model of community impact. The partnership between the collaborative Community Impact Network and UWSCNE allows several layers of the community to engage together in reducing poverty by 30% by 2030.